NHGRI MAP Portal - Research Experiences for Undergraduates
|Name||Goal / Purpose||Eligibility||Program Benefits||Duration||Deadline|
|University of Southern California-Bioinformatics Institute in Genomic Science (BIGS) [cegs.usc.edu]||The summer institute is concerned with aspects of bioinformatics and genomics; students explore a wide variety of topics in computational biology, bioinformatics and molecular biology||Both undergraduates (normally at the junior or senior level) and beginning graduate students are eligible. Appropriate fields of study include Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. We especially invite applications from members of those minority groups that are under-represented in the sciences: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives) and natives of the Pacific Islands. To be eligible for minority support applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.||
A USC 4-unit course in genomics and bioinformatics will be offered, BISC 478, as well as a 2-unit seminar course, BISC 577, in which small teams of students work with a faculty member to explore selected areas of modern biology. Both credit and non-credit options are available. There will also be weekly seminars for the institute students given by research faculty.
Minority students are eligible to receive a summer stipend of $4000, on-campus housing, 6 units of tuition and travel support.
|June-August||Rolling Admission- check Web site for specific dates.|
|California Institute of Technology MURF (Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship) [murf.caltech.edu]||
||Underrepresented minority: U.S citizens or permanent residents.||MURF students receive $600/week paid in equal installments on the first business day of July and August. Students also receive a housing allowance and travel reimbursement.||10 week summer program for up to two summers.||First week of January.|
|Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine
HGSC-G/GREAT (Genetics/Genomics Research Education And Training) Program
|To increase the number of URM in the genomic sciences by providing summer research experiences to gain knowledge and awareness of the field.||Sophomores; Juniors; and Seniors
Life Science majors; Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering majors
Research Project (biomedical or engineering)
|9 1-2 weeks from mid-May through July.||March 15th|
|Opportunities in Genomics Research: Undergraduate Scholars at The Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis
|To increase the number of URM who pursue genomics and proceed to the Ph.D. in a genomics related field.||Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, majoring in STEM (non-majors considered only if basic courses in STEM have been taken. Competitive overall and STEM GPA.||Individual mentored research
Kaplan GRE prep course.
Scientific writing course.
Paid housing and roundtrip travel to program.
Incentive to return for subsequent summers.
|8-weeks (beginning late May each year)||Early decision: February (date varies)
March (date varies)
|Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Center of Excellence in Genomic Science
|To provide a rich, unique and rewarding genomic science focused training experience for URM students.||Undergraduates||40-hour workweek,
||Generally early June through August. Dates are flexible.||N/A|
|University of Washington: UW GenOM Project [depts.washington.edu]||
||Undergraduates with an emphasis on underrepresented minority students. All participants must be US citizens or permanent residents.||20-40 hour workweek; $10.50/hour
Some housing available.
Round-trip travel expenses.
Custom embroidered labcoat.
Weekly research seminars.
|Generally nine weeks: late June through late August.||Beginning of March|
|Summer Research Program in Genomics
|Designed for underrepresented minority undergraduate students with an interest in the physical, biological or computer sciences, engineering or mathematics and a commitment to research. Students will spend the summer in a laboratory at the Broad Institute, where they will perform original scientific research.||
||Nine weeks.||Applicants accepted on a rolling basis. Final application deadline mid-April.
Last Reviewed: March 21, 2012